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Durham program gives underserved a ‘step up’
Monday, May 2, 2016
DURHAM – Nothing stops a bullet than a job, said Keith Daniel of the newly-formed nonprofit group, StepUp Durham, during last week’s monthly meeting of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham. The group, which focuses on employment opportunities and life skills training, shared their mission before the coalition at Shepherd’s
Little Big Shot!
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Raleigh’s Timmy Richardson, 10, will debuts his talents alongside Steve Harvey on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey. Timmy was recently honored with the Hardest Working Youth Award by New Generation Temple in Raleigh. For the past six years, he was the pint-sized drum major with Shaw
Seniors have a new place to call home
Thursday, April 28, 2016
CARY – There already is a six-year wait to get into Willow Creek. Willow Creek is DHIC’s latest affordable housing apartment complex for senior residents. Located near the Morrisville Market shopping center off Davis Drive, it features 53 apartments for seniors earning 60 percent or less of the Area Median Income, which is $32,000 for a single
COLLEGE HAPPENINGS: Black female students
Thursday, April 28, 2016
N.C. STATE New research from North Carolina State and Pennsylvania State universities finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials. “We assumed
Financial lessons go beyond the numbers
Sunday, April 24, 2016
DURHAM – Every year on Christmas morning, Johnetta Ruth Alston’s grandchildren were met with stacks of presents in the living room. But when Alston’s daughter lost her job, the family had to cut back. “There wasn’t no fat white man coming down the chimney because we didn’t have no fireplace in the first place,”
Triangle husband and wife receive AARP honor
Thursday, April 21, 2016
DURHAM – When it comes to improving the health, finances and personal fulfillment of people across the state, few volunteers work as hard as Ronald “Ron” and Cynthia Ivey (center) of Raleigh. The couple was honored last week with AARP’s prestigious Andrus Award for Community Service. Named in honor of AARP’s founder, Ethel
Thursday, April 21, 2016
N.C. CENTRAL Alumna Elmira Mangum will be the keynote speaker for the 127th Graduate and Professional Commencement May 13 at 3 p.m. in McDougald-McLendon Arena. Mangum, a Durham native, became Florida A&M’s first permanent female president in 204. Prior to that, she was vice president for planning and budget at Cornell University. Mangum was
Thursday, April 21, 2016
WAKE COUNTY Upper Room Christian Academy, a nonprofit private school, is closing its elementary school at the end of the current school year. The Academy has provided quality Christian education in the Southeast Raleigh community for the Past 18 years. The building that houses the school has been sold, however, URCA will lease space and continue to operate
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Durham program gives underserved a ‘step up’

DURHAM – Nothing stops a bullet than a job, said Keith Daniel of the newly-formed